Unusual case of diffuse choroidal melanoma masquerading as atypical central serous chorioretinopathy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

PURPOSE: To describe an unusual case of diffuse circumpapillary choroidal melanoma masquerading as atypical central serous chorioretinopathy, and to describe fluorescein angiographic and optical coherence tomography characteristics of this diffuse choroidal melanoma. DESIGN: Interventional case report. METHODS: A 46-year-old human immunodeficiency virus-positive man presented with an 11-month history of decreased vision and the absence of an elevated choroidal lesion. The patient failed to return for follow-up. RESULTS: Thirteen months after his initial presentation, circumpapillary diffuse choroidal melanoma was diagnosed. The patient underwent enucleation. No extrascleral extension was present. CONCLUSIONS: Imaging characteristics on fluorescein angiography or optical coherence tomography may be of diagnostic value to aid the ophthalmologist in earlier detection of diffuse choroidal melanomas.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Scott, AW; Fekrat, S; Mruthyunjaya, P; Cummings, TJ; Cooney, MJ

Published Date

  • 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 280 - 285

PubMed ID

  • 25390591

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1935-1089

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/ICB.0b013e318156d799


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States